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Decorating Your PorchDecorating Your Porch

If you are lucky enough to have a porch where you can relax out of the sun and out of the rain, then you should consider giving it a fresh new look. Decorating your porch is not difficult, and one of the best ways to do it is to introduce hanging garden baskets filled with attractive flowering plants.






Porch Decorating FAQs


hanging planters

Q:  What sort of hanging planters work best
      on a porch?


A:  There is such a huge choice in terms of materials, styles and sizes for hanging planters, it really a is personal choice. Typically it looks best to have a collection of hanging planters with a specific design pattern of the same type to create a sense of unity.




Q:  Are self-watering hanging planters available?


A:  Yes, indeed they are, and they are great for hanging on porches but can sometimes be costly.




Q:  Is it a good idea to use planter liners for hanging planters?


A: Yes, it is essential if you use hanging planters or baskets to decorate your porch.




Q:  Can I grow vegetables in hanging planters?hanging planters on porches - Tomatoes


A:  Absolutely. Summer vegetables in particular can look stunning in hanging planters. Tomatoes look dramatic and creeping herbs look pretty and smell great.




Q:  Can I mix different types of plants in my hanging planters?


A:  Yes, you can, and in fact I recommend that you do. Consider mixing perennials like ivy with annuals like alyssum, lobelia, petunias, phlox and pansies. Just be careful to take colors into account. You can even mix different foliage plants together in hanging planters.




Q:  What is the best way to keep your hanging planters hydrated?


hanging planters

A:  It depends on what types of hanging planters you have, what type of liners you use, and your sun exposure. Some who use solid hanging planter containers will plunge the base of the container in water and let it soak through and then remove and drain the excess water before hanging.


Others depending on the height of the hanging planters, water the plants with a watering can while hanging or take down the hanging planters first before watering them so as not to cause any accidents.



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